Afro Saxons (15)

Rachel Wang and Mark Currie (84 mins)
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The Independent Culture

Some of the tonsorial concoctions paraded in this affectionate documentary about afro hairdressers are a whisker away from absurdity, though no one will deny the commitment that goes into their creation.

Its focus is the Black Beauty and Hair Awards, where a variety of snippers and stylists turn up in a noticeably good-natured contest for one of the Oscar-style statuettes. Pleasant enough, but its natural home is surely television.

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